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a. A creature, usually legendary or imaginary, such as a centaur or Harpy, that combines parts from various animal or human forms.
a. A creature, usually legendary or imaginary, such as a centaur or harpy, that combines parts from various animal or human forms.


1. b. A creature having a strange or frightening appearance.
1. b. A creature having a strange or frightening appearance.

Revision as of 04:18, 18 December 2005

The mission of Monstropedia is to create the ultimate online media library about monsters, gathering information and documents from the earliest myths onwards to the present day, developing a coherent set of methods to analyse each creature and attaching current theories about their existence.

mon·ster n.

1. a. A creature, usually legendary or imaginary, such as a centaur or harpy, that combines parts from various animal or human forms.

1. b. A creature having a strange or frightening appearance.

2. An animal, plant, or other organism having structural defects or deformities.

3. A very large animal

4. One who inspires horror or disgust.


Root: Middle English monstre, from Old French, from Latin monstrum, portent, monster, from monere, to warn